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Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits: On Location Lighting

I am continuing my series of articles about creating stunning Beauty portraits and I would like to talk about on location lighting today. Please note …

Instagram Fills Up with Batkid Photos as SF Helps Bring a Young Boy’s Dream to Life

Yesterday a young boy named Miles, better known now as Batkid, inspired the world and probably became the most photographed child on Earth, if only …

Cortical colouring in: what does your brain do with black-and-white images?

You’re looking out on a vast plain of crops of all different colours, shapes and sizes. Flowers of reds, yellows and greens explode under a sea of blue light from the sky. For the most part though, it’s all in your head. A green plant isn’t actually green, it’s just that the plant absorbs all of …

The Startling Surge of the Siberian HIV Strain

In public health, epidemiologists could be best regarded as microbial detectives. They are tasked with the unenviable position of having to examine an outbreak to determine not only the cause but also the potential consequences if the culprit is not controlled. At one time, the tools were limited …

Public Health

How to Eat—and Eat Well—After the Zombie Apocalypse

The End of Days doesn't have to mean the End of Dining. Survival expert Shane Hobel shows how to keep your post-apocalyptic cooking standards high<p>There's two things in this world that we can be sure of: We'll always want to eat well, and the Zombie Apocalypse is definitely going to happen. …

Learn How To Connect With Your Subject

Whether you photograph the stars that fill our skies, shoot macros of the smallest insects or anything in between - How do you connect with your …

Digital Photography

Tips for Using Window Light in Portrait Photography

Back in the 80’s and 90’s window lighting was very avant-garde and fashionable. However, then the window was always part of the scene. The subject …

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

First child 'functionally cured' of HIV remains in remission, scientists announce

In March, a team of medical researchers revealed that a two-year-old patient had been "functionally cured" of HIV after undergoing unusually early treatment with antiretroviral drugs. The instance marked the second documented case of HIV remission, and was the first such case involving a …

An incredible new polymer that heals itself to 97% efficiency

The Spanish scientists who developed it are calling it the 'Terminator' Polymer — and for good reason. Like the T-1000 blown to bits, it can …

Nanotech

First mind-controlled bionic leg a 'groundbreaking' advance

After losing his lower right leg in a motorcycle accident four-and-a-half years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has been fitted with an artificial limb that uses neurosignals from his upper leg muscles to control the prosthetic knee and ankle. The motorized limb is the first thought-controlled bionic …

See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled entirely by its wearer's mind. Though the mind-controlled prosthetic leg has been in the works for …

Scientists closer to Alzheimer's cure

Scientists said they may have developed a drug that could work against Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other brain disorders that share a similar mechanism.<p>Still at a very early and experimental stage, the drug blocks disruption of the brain's defence system, something that boosts neurodegenerative …

Antibiotics Can't Keep Up With 'Nightmare' Superbugs

We're used to relying on antibiotics to cure bacterial infections. But there are now strains of bacteria that are resistant to even the strongest antibiotics, and are causing deadly infections. According to the CDC, "more than 2 million people in the United States every year get infected with a …

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …